PSP X9

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  • #9939

    Dianne
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    I got the email today that PSP X9 is coming out on August 16th.   I’m going to have to pass on the update (even with the presale discount) because my wimpy computer is barely able to let me use PSP X8 much less adding anything with more tools.  Bit of a bummer but I know there will be sales to come and I am hoping I can afford to buy a new computer one of these days that doesn’t take minutes to load each program.  Yes, I’ve had the computer worked on several times.  I’m told there’s nothing wrong with it but I should consider getting a new hard drive.  Then I would get to reload all my programs, and we know how much fun that will be.

    Enough of my whining. I’m looking forward to Cassel (and anyone else  who gets the updated version) to tell me about the new upgrade and make me thoroughly jealous of them.

    #9940

    Cassel
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    Yes PSP X9 has some new features, but nothing earth shattering. I’ll make a blog post about those new goodies soon, but i might have to wait for the “official” launch for that.

    #9941

    Dianne
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    To be honest, I haven’t exhausted all the tools PSP has yet.  I’ve been playing with the “ribbon” from the latest lab class…how clever you are to figure out that.  It’s hard for me to get a nice result thanks to the grumpy nature of my computer, but it is still fun to play with.  I’ll be patient and not bug you about the new PSP X9 until I see the blog come out.  Always nice to have a reliable review of anything new.  Thanks!

    #12142

    Dianne
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    I finally broke down and bought PSP X9 at a reduced price, and found something that it has that I love when I use Photoshop (which I am thinking of giving up since I use it less and less).  That has to do with the upgraded gradient tool.  I also like the way it tidies up my photos…I don’t know why but I couldn’t figure out what to do with X8 but it seemed super easy in X9 (I wouldn’t be surprised if it works exactly the same….I just had a blind spot when it came to X8).  Those two things on their lonely makeit worth something to me.  I haven’t done much yet so I don’t know if it will   be a keeper, but I feel better about letting go of some my earlier versions now.

    #12143

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    Dianne, one thing to make sure. If you get prompted to update with patch #3 you will run into issues with some (many) scripts. You will have to install the Python module package (it might be missing from the version you downloaded). If so, it is easy. Download it here:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54692421/PaintShop/X9/PSPX9_PythonPackage.exe

    then, execute it. It will fix it all.

    As for the gradient fill tool, yes, it is a new feature of X9 so don’t look for it in X8.

    #12144

    Dianne
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    Yes, I knew the gradient fill tool was new with X9.  My blindspot had to do with the photo repair that I am sure is in X8 but never seemed to work quite right for me, but seems to be fine in X9.  That’s probably a me thing.  How can I tell if my version of PSP has patch #3 or not?  I’m not seeing a prompt.

    #12145

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    Test with a script of mine that uses the randomness (most do). If you get an error stating “no module named Random” or something like that, you will need to add the Python module package.

    Can you tell me the exact file size of the file you downloaded?

    #12146

    Dianne
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    Which file that I downloaded?

    350,792 KB for PSP X9

    21,069 KB for the Python

    That’s the size of the application files.

    #12147

    Cassel
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    It is larger than the original version i had, so maybe they fixed the download file.

    Try a script and see if you get error messages. If not, then you are good to go.

    #12148

    Dianne
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    I got the  error stating “no module named Random”so I’ll go forward with the Python module.

    One of the “free” packets I got with my purchase is a ScriptGuide.  Do I need that as well?

    #12149

    Dianne
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    Works as advertised.  Thanks!  🙂

    #12150

    Cassel
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    The ScriptGuide is not something to install, as far as i remember. I think it is a reference document. What format is it?

    #12151

    Dianne
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    It’s an application.  Maybe it is a help guide that opens up if I try to create or use scripts? I tried going back to Corel but I can’t seem to call it up.  I’m having one of those days.

    #12152

    Cassel
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    I also downloaded it and installed it, and just like you, i couldn’t find it. I finally found that it is installed in the MyDocuments. It is just a series of documents to help you code scripts or understand them (if you dare!)

    #12153

    Dianne
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    Oh, okay.  I’m not going there.

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